HyperDic: best

English > 9 senses of the word best / Best:
ADJECTIVEallbest(superlative of 'good') having the most positive qualities
allbest, better(comparative and superlative of 'well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
ADVERBallbestin a most excellent way or manner
allbestit would be sensible
allbest, betterfrom a position of superiority or authority
NOUNactbestthe supreme effort one can make
person best, topperthe person who is most outstanding / outstanding or excellent
person Best, C. H. Best, Charles Herbert BestCanadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
VERBcompetitionbest, outdo, outflank, trump, scoopget the better of
best / Best > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > best: 9 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(superlative of 'good') having the most positive qualities.
Examples
  • "the best film of the year"
  • "the best solution"
  • "the best time for planting"
  • "wore his best suit"
Narrowerchampion, prizewinningholding first place in a contest
first, foremost, world-classranking above all others
go-to-meeting, Sunday-go-to-meetingUsed of clothing
high-grade, top-quality, top-gradeSurpassing in quality
optimum, optimalMost desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
primoThe best of its kind
record-breakingSurpassing any previously established record
second-bestNext to the best
superfine(used especially of merchandise) very fine in quality
unexcelled, unexceeded, unsurpassednot capable of being improved on
unsurpassablenot to be exceeded
See alsogoodHaving desirable / desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
incomparable, uncomparableSuch that comparison is impossible
superiorOf high or superior quality or performance
topsituated at the top or highest position
Oppositeworst(superlative of 'bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
Usage ofsuperlativeAn exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
Spanishmejor
Catalanmillor
Nounsbestthe supreme effort one can make
English > best: 9 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(comparative and superlative of 'well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable.
Example "the White House thought it best not to respond"
Synonymbetter
Broaderadvisableworthy of being recommended or suggested
Usage ofcomparative, comparative degreeThe comparative form of an adjective or adverb
English > best: 9 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe supreme effort one can make.
Example"they did their best"
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
OppositeworstThe weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
Adjectivesbest(superlative of 'good') having the most positive qualities
English > best: 9 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe person who is most outstanding / outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others.
Example"he could beat the best of them"
Synonymtopper
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishmejor
Catalanmillor
English > Best: 9 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningCanadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978).
SynonymsC. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best
Instance ofphysiologistA biologist specializing in physiology
SpanishCharles Herbert Best
English > best: 9 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a most excellent way or manner.
Example"he played best after a couple of martinis"
English > best: 9 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIt would be sensible.
Example"you'd best stay at home"
English > best: 9 senses > adverb 3
MeaningFrom a position of superiority or authority.
Example"father knows best"
Synonymbetter
Spanishlo mejor, mejor
English > best: 9 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningget the better of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to best his opponent
Example"the goal was to best the competition"
Synonymsoutdo, outflank, trump, scoop
Narroweroutmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmartdefeat by more skillful maneuvering
Broaderbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Spanishaventajar, barrer con, derrotar con trampas, derrotar, ganar, superar, triunfar, vencer
Catalantriomfar

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